5 creative ways to contrast your neutral home interiors

If you love beautiful, understated colors that exude an unfettered grace and elegance, then chances are that you’ll do your home interiors in a stunning neutral palette. As much as this color scheme is trending, it can seem a little monotonous if it’s not properly contrasted. So today we’re going to share 5 creative ways you can contrast your neutral home interiors!


1. Using artwork and patterns

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 This image shows an excellent example of how you can use dreamy, whimsical artwork and photography done in muted colors to complement your neutral color palette. However, that might not be enough contrast in many cases – especially of your spaces are large. In such cases, you can use small bits of patterns to create an interesting effect. The throw pillows on the couch in this image are used for this exact reason.


2. Using reflective surfaces

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 Most of the time, everything in a neutral colored home interior tends to be quite understated and smooth. One way to create an interesting effect in such spaces is by using reflective surfaces in neutral colors to achieve a double-edged look. Your spaces will automatically emulate a highly modern aesthetic while looking slick at the same time.


3. Alternating colors

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 As you already know, the neutral color palette is not completely composed of light shades of brown. They also feature monochromatic hues like slate greys and even black. You can alternate materials in these two differing tones to get a nice, contrasting effect in your interior designs. The kitchen interior in this image has carried this technique quite well.


4. Think bold

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 Neutral colors are not always understated and austere. Most of the times, they can be articulated in bold, statement worthy shades like chocolate brown, walnut and even ebony. The bedroom interior design in this image is a great example of how you can articulate such a color scheme in a subtle and smooth manner in your spaces.


5. Using backlighting

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 At the end of the day, not everyone loves the lighter side of this palette. Some shy away from the beiges, tans and pastels. So if you’re the kind of homeowner who wants to go all-out bold, but don’t know how to create interesting contrast, then you can use opaque window treatments to create a stunning backlit effect to complement these tones.


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